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The congregation has men's, women's and youth organizations. Members believe in, study and seek to live by the teachings found in the Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ and the Old and New Testaments. Families, singles, youth, children and friends gather here to worship, learn together, socialize and help each other.
Elder Dale G. Renlund
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
As Church members, we do have a divinely appointed responsibility to seek out our ancestors and compile family histories. This is far more than an encouraged hobby, because the ordinances of salvation are necessary for all of God’s children. We are to identify our own ancestors who died without receiving the ordinances of salvation. We can perform the ordinances vicariously in temples, and our ancestors may choose to accept the ordinances…
But as we participate in family history and temple work today, we also lay claim to “healing” blessings promised by prophets and apostles. These blessings are also breathtakingly amazing because of their scope, specificity, and consequence in mortality. This long list includes these blessings:
lds.org Family History and Temple Work: Sealing and Healing - By Elder Dale G. Renlund
Elder D. Todd Christofferson
Of the Quorum of the Seventy
If we yearn to dwell in Christ and have Him dwell in us, then holiness is what we seek, in both body and spirit. We seek it in the temple, whereon is inscribed “Holiness to the Lord.” We seek it in our marriages, families, and homes. We seek it each week as we delight in the Lord’s holy day. We seek it even in the details of daily living: our speech, our dress, our thoughts. As President Thomas S. Monson has stated, “We are the product of all we read, all we view, all we hear and all we think.” We seek holiness as we take up our cross daily.
Sister Carol F. McConkie has observed: “We recognize the multitude of tests, temptations, and tribulations that could pull us away from all that is virtuous and praiseworthy before God. But our mortal experiences offer us the opportunity to choose holiness. Most often it is the sacrifices we make to keep our covenants that sanctify us and make us holy.” And to “the sacrifices we make” I would add the service we give. . . .
It is a consuming endeavor, and it would be terribly daunting if in our striving for holiness we were alone. The glorious truth is we are not alone. We have the love of God, the grace of Christ, the comfort and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the fellowship and encouragement of fellow Saints in the body of Christ. Let us not be content with where we are, but neither let us be discouraged.
lds.org The Living Bread Which Came Down from Heaven - By Elder D. Todd Christofferson
Joy D. Jones
Primary General President
Truly knowing that you are a daughter of God will affect every aspect of your life and guide you in the service you render each day. President Spencer W. Kimball explained in these glorious words:
“God is your Father. He loves you. He and your mother in heaven value you beyond any measure. … You are unique. One of a kind, made of the eternal intelligence which gives you claim upon eternal life.
“Let there be no question in your mind about your value as an individual. The whole intent of the gospel plan is to provide an opportunity for each of you to reach your fullest potential, which is eternal progression and the possibility of godhood.” …
Despite this marvelous truth, how many of us struggle, from time to time, with negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves? I do. It’s an easy trap. Satan is the father of all lies, especially when it comes to misrepresentations about our own divine nature and purpose. Thinking small about ourselves does not serve us well. Instead it holds us back. As we’ve often been taught, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” We can stop comparing our worst to someone else’s best. “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
lds.org Value beyond Measure - By Joy D. Jones
Elder Mark A. Bragg
Of the Seventy
“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
“Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.”
. . . . Even in the most difficult and darkest of times, there is light and goodness all around us. . . .
lds.org Brighter and Brighter until the Perfect Day - By Elder Mark A. Bragg
M. Joseph Brough
Second Counselor in the Young Men General Presidency
Brothers and sisters, there will be times in our lives when the blessings of guidance seem distant or lacking. For such times of distress, Elder D. Todd Christofferson promised: “Let your covenants be paramount and let your obedience be exact. Then you can ask in faith, nothing wavering, according to your need, and God will answer. He will sustain you as you work and watch. In His own time and way He will stretch forth His hand to you, saying, ‘Here am I.’”
lds.org His Daily Guiding Hand - By M. Joseph Brough
President Dieter F Uchtdorf
. . . in our efforts to help our loved ones experience the voice of the Spirit and the vast, eternal, and profound beauty of the gospel of Jesus Christ, telling them to “listen harder” may not be the most helpful way.
Perhaps better advice—for anyone who wants to increase faith—is to listen differently. The Apostle Paul encourages us to seek the voice that speaks to our spirit, not just to our ears. He taught, “The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.” Or perhaps we should consider the words of Saint-Exupéry’s Little Prince, who said: “One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”
lds.org Fourth Floor, Last Door - By President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
LDS hymn, “Be Thou Humble” is based on “ two verses of scripture: Doctrine and Covenants 112:10 and Ether 12:27. The verse in Ether reads: 'And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; … for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.' . . .
"Simply living life can be and often is a humbling experience. Accident and illness, the death of loved ones, problems in relationships, even financial reversals can bring us to our knees. Whether these difficult experiences come through no fault of our own or through bad decisions and poor judgment, these trials are all humbling. If we choose to be spiritually attuned and remain humble and teachable, our prayers become more earnest and faith and testimony will grow as we overcome the tribulations of mortal existence. . . .
"Many years ago, our 15-year-old son Eric suffered a serious head injury. Seeing him in a coma for over a week broke our hearts. . . .
Elder Steven E. Snow
lds.org Be Thou Humble - By Elder Steven E. Snow
Elder Kevin R. Duncan shares a simple experience that reminds us that
“. . . an unforgiving heart harbors so much needless pain. When we apply the healing ointment of the Savior’s Atonement, He will soften our heart and help us to change. He can heal the wounded soul (see Jacob 2:8). . . .
Forgiveness is the very reason God sent His Son, so let us rejoice in His offering to heal us all. The Savior’s Atonement is not just for those who need to repent; it is also for those who need to forgive. If you are having trouble forgiving another person or even yourself, ask God to help you. Forgiveness is a glorious, healing principle. We do not need to be a victim twice. We can forgive.
lds.org The Healing Ointment of Forgiveness - By Elder Kevin R. Duncan
Pablo learns from his father.
"Pablo, who was it that helped you come to this point in your life standing so uprightly before the Lord?”
He said, “My dad.”
I said, “Pablo, tell me your story.”
Pablo continued: “When I was nine, my dad took me aside and said, ‘Pablo, I was nine once too. Here are some things you may come across. You’ll see people cheating in school. You might be around people who swear. You’ll probably have days when you don’t want to go to church. Now, when these things happen—or anything else that troubles you—I want you to come and talk to me, and I’ll help you get through them. And then I’ll tell you what comes next.’”
“So, Pablo, what did he tell you when you were 10?”
“Well, he warned me about po*******hy and dirty jokes.”
“What about when you were 11?” I asked.
“He cautioned me about things that could be addictive and reminded me about using my agency.”
Here was a father, year after year, “line upon line; here a little, and there a little,”10 who helped his son not only hear but also understand. Pablo’s father knew our children learn when they are ready to learn, not just when we are ready to teach them. I was proud of Pablo when we submitted his missionary application that night, but I was even prouder of Pablo’s dad.
“It’s never too early and it’s never too late to begin this important process.”
Elder Bradley D. Foster
www.lds.org Elder Bradley D. Foster teaches us that it’s never too early and it’s never too late to teach our children the gospel of Jesus Christ.
“By engaging in compromise and extending love to all God’s children, who are our brothers and sisters, we can create a peaceful, diverse tapestry of ideals and beliefs,” Elder Ballard said. “Remember, married or single, that, in the end, we are each a unique part of God's grand plan.”
Elder Russell M. Ballard speaks at World Congress of Families, Salt Lake City, Utah.
www.mormonnewsroom.org Elder Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles addressed the importance of traditional families at the World Congress of Families in Salt Lake City.
". . . As I knocked on Brother Wright's door and heard his feeble voice call, "Come in," I entered not only his humble cottage but also a room filled with the Spirit of the Lord. I approached Brother Wright's bedside and carefully placed a piece of bread to his lips. I then held the cup of water, that he might drink. As I departed, I saw tears in his eyes as he said, "God bless you, my boy." And God did bless me--with an appreciation for the emblems of the priesthood which I held."
President Thomas S. Monson
Highlight: President Thomas S. Monson's address at the April 2015 General Conference.
From "In Memoriam, Elder L. Tom Perry"
Elder Perry made friends wherever he went. A story from his life illustrates his ability to form friendships in virtually any setting. After he and his family moved to New York City for work, he noticed how people kept to themselves on the streets and in the subways.
“I thought, what an unfriendly group this was,” he later remembered. Their behavior was in stark contrast to the inviting and social people from the California city his family had just left. He was so discouraged by the lack of warm and kind people around him that he was tempted to move his family back to California. His wife asked him if he’d tried yet to make a difference. He hadn’t. She asked, “Why don’t you try and see what happens?”
Tom devised a plan in his morning commute to get acquainted with somebody. He watched a man at his subway stop who went through the same routine each morning. The man arrived at the same time, bought a newspaper, stood at the same spot on the train platform, and sat in the same seat on the subway each day without variation.
Tom wanted to shake things up and see if he could form a friendship. He showed up early one day and stood on this man’s favorite platform location. Then he sat in the man’s preferred subway seat. After two days of doing this, Tom showed up to find the man had arrived earlier than usual and had claimed his spot on the platform. The man gave a little sneer at Tom, who then walked over and started laughing as he explained what he’d been doing.
“He thought that was the greatest thing he’d ever heard of,” Elder Perry said. He and the man got on the train and rode together. They soon became great friends. Each morning it was a race to see who could reach the platform first. Soon the race expanded to 3, then 4,then 10 commuters hustling good-naturedly to claim the prized spot.
“It livened up the whole platform,” Elder Perry said.Throughout the process, all involved became a close-knit group. One Christmas about 10 of them stood on the platform singing Christmas carols together. “I developed some of the greatest friends I’ve ever had.”18
www.mormonchannel.org Sheri Dew interviews Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who is joined by his wife, Barbara. The Perrys discuss their individual backgrounds, how they met, their family relationships, and some of their interesting experiences during their individual professional careers and toge…
Loving and Living with Differences
Elder Dallin H. Oaks
Highlight of Elder Dallin H. Oaks's address at the October 2014 General Conference.
Bullying - Stop It
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Dieter F. Uchtdorf counsels us that when it comes to hating, gossiping, ignoring, ridiculing, holding grudges, or wanting to cause harm—stop it! http://www.m...
Watch the 2013 Christmas Devotional.
View the complete highlights from April 2012 general conference. A brief recap of the five sessions delivers some of the main points of conference.
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Visitors welcome. Christians gather here to study the Bible, Book of Mormon, other scriptures and help each other.
Visitors welcome. Christians gather here to study the Bible, Book of Mormon, other scriptures and help each other.